Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that JP Dunn has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within the business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. JP Dunn has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings, putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or supply chain.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of policies/documents that assists with JP Dunn’s approach to prevent slavery and human trafficking in operations:
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Anti-Corruption Fraud and Bribery Policy
- ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
- Site Management Procedures Manual
- Sustainable Timber Procurement Policy
As part of the supplier on boarding processes JP Dunn undertakes extensive due diligence, and regularly reviews existing suppliers. By regularly reviewing the vetting process for the supply chain, and by working collaboratively with them, JP Dunn endeavours to ensure all suppliers meet their legal obligations under the Act.
To make staff and site personnel aware of the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, including risks and reporting procedures, JP Dunn has produced training modules to cover this.
As part of the drive for continual improvement, JP Dunn has implemented best practice controls for assessing employees’ eligibility to work in the UK.
These are detailed in the Eligibility to Work in the UK Procedure. IN accordance with the Modern Slavery Act JP Dunn also expects the supply chains they use to adhere to the same expectations with respect to their own workforce.